Boys Varsity Football · Varsity Football opens Sectional 5 play with 33-20 victory over Pike

33 Fishers High School
20 Pike High School
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Fishers High School vs Pike High School
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1 6   7
2 7   -
3 13   -
4 7   13

F – Matt Noble 2 yd run (Jack Phillips kick no good)
P – Lamar Echols 27 yard pass from Jasen Graves (Zach Smith kick)

F – Collin Statz 35 yd pass from Marcus Roux (Phillips kick)

F – Roux 1 yd run (kick no good)
F – Noble 20 yd run (Phillips kick)

F – Noble 2 yd run (Phillips kick)
P – William Allen 20 yd run (kick no good)
P – Jesse Hatcher 1 yd run (Smith kick)

Q1 Summary
The Fishers Tigers traveled to Pike to begin sectional 5 play in the IHSAA tournament. The Red Devils received the opening kickoff, but had to punt soon after. The Tigers gave it right back on their third offensive play with a fumble. Pike again punted, but the Tigers took advantage this time. Matt Noble broke through the middle for a 54 yard run before finding the end zone from 2 yard out two plays later. Pike answered right back with a solid drive of their own with numerous runs to the left side. Quarterback Jasen Graves found a wide open Lamar Echols for a touchdown pass.Neither offense could get going throughout the end of the quarter.

Q2 Summary
Fishers drove deep into Red Devils territory before the Tigers ultimately turned the ball over on downs early in the quarter. The defense again stepped up to force a punt which was under heavy pressure as had been the entire first half. On the first offensive play, Marcus Roux found a wide-open Collin Statz for a 35 yard touchdown to give the Tigers the 13-7 lead. Pike was able to put together a solid drive, but was forced to attempt a field goal that went wide right. Either team had a turnover late in the quarter as Georffrey Brown recovered a fumble, but the Tigers threw an interception late in the quarter.

Q3 Summary
The Tigers started the 2nd half and put together a solid scoring drive. Roux finished the drive with a 1 yard touchdown. Pike was forced to punt again and then Matt Noble found the end zone for the second time on the evening to extend the lead to 26-7 for the Tigers. That score would hold up through the end of the quarter. Jesse Hatcher scored for the Red Devils late in the game.

The Tigers continued pounding the ball on the ground as Noble found the end zone for the third time on the evening. Pike answered with a nice drive as William Allen scored on a nice run to the right side from 20 yards out to bring the score back to 33-13 midway through the 4th quarter.